Clubs

Netball at the Arena

A variety of clubs regularly meet at Derby's leisure facilities - find out what's on where below.

Athletics

Derby Athletics Club

Shelton Striders Running Club

During the dark winter nights from October to the end of March, the Shelton Striders Wednesday training takes place under the floodlights at Moorways’ Stadium. If you are new to Shelton Striders or this is your first time visiting the track can you identify yourself to one of the coaches prior to 6pm.

Darley Park Run

These sessions are 5km timed runs, you can track your time and see your progress through Parkrun UK's website.

  • Location: Darley Park
  • Day and time: Every Sunday at 9am
  • Free to take part, but need to register before your first run
  • More information: Parkrun UK website

Village Athletics

Run Jump Throw clubs are designed for children to participate in athletics activity all year round, providing an opportunity to take part in fun competitions throughout the summer and winter seasons.

  • Location: Springwood Leisure Centre
  • Day and time: Monday 4pm - 5pm for school year 5 and 6; Wednesday 5pm to 6pm for school year 7 and 8.
  • Cost: £3 per session, with 4 weekly payments in advance
  • More information: Call 07897 201267 or email jadm.brown@hotmail.co.uk and on Facebook.

It's fun for Year 5 to 8 children, and is great for running, jumping and throwing skill development. 

Badminton

Badminton for Juniors

Derbyshire Performance offer junior coached sessions at Derby Arena for under 18s of all abilities, including beginners, who would like coaching to improve and develop their skills. Initial two hour taster sessions are free – we then have a club membership system for those interested in joining. Coaching is provided by qualified L2 and L3 coaches. These sessions offer a first class junior pathway for young players to get into Badminton.

The sessions are run under the auspices of the Derbyshire Badminton Performance Centre and Badminton England.

  • Location: Derby Arena
  • Day: Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm (this can vary depending on events)
  • Contact: Pam Rickerby on 07584 6624525 or pamdjb@gmail.com

Basketball

DOSportUK Basketball

DOSportUK is a company specialising in Disability Sport and Physical Activity. They work with groups and organisations offering a wide range of services, ranging from coaching sessions and school lessons, to simple support and guidance. DOSportUK are currently offering a weekly basketball session for people with a learning disability at The Derby Arena. All ages and abilities welcome!

Bowls

Indoor Long Bowls

Indoor Long Bowls sessions currently run throughout the autumn/winter periods. Booking can be taken on any day of the year, if you are interested then please please get in touch with the team at the Arena.  

  • Location: Derby Arena
  • Running: Autumn / Winter
  • Day and time: Tuesdays at 12.30pm - 2.30pm and Thursdays at 12.30pm - 2.30pm
  • Cost: £3.20 per sessions or £2.10 with the Recreational Leisure Card.
  • More information: please get in touch with the team at the Arena

Boxing and Martial Arts

Derby Karate Club

  • Location: Springwood Leisure Centre
  • Contact: Phil Harris on 01332 674432 or 07880 765250
  • More information: derbykarateclub.co.uk

PKA Kickboxing

  • Location: Queen's Leisure Centre
  • Contact: Duane Reid on 07867 952311
  • More information: PKA Kickboxing website

Derby Self Defence

  • Location: Springwood Leisure Centre
  • Contact: Richard Lane on 07980 590055

TTA Derby Taekwondo

Sessions are open to all levels - if you have no previous experience, no problem... beginners are always welcome! Classes consist of both male and female students and are a mixed age range.

  • Location: Queen's Leisure Centre
  • Contact the instructors: Julian on 07775 758980
  • More information: Derby Taekwondo website 

Derby Wushu Club

Wushu is the contemporary term for Chinese Martial Arts. In present times, it has thrived as an exciting and athletic sport and is currently under consideration for inclusion into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The Derby Wushu Club is amongst the highest ranking Wushu clubs in the country and is home to two members of the Great Britain Wushu Team whom are Sam Mak who has starred in The World’s End with Simon Pegg, and Steve Coleman who featured in the film Fury.

  • Location: Derby Arena
  • Time: Saturday at 11am onwards
  • Contact: Mike on 07971 682680

Mercia Martial Arts

Mercia Martial Arts runs classes for 3-5 years, 6-11 years, adult classes and family classes.

Chief Instructor David Sims is a 3rd degree black belt who has over 23 years of experience. He has competed at an international level in ITF Taekwondo as well as professional and amateur full contact kickboxing, boxing and MMA.

Mercia Martial Arts is recognised by the BTC which is the National Governing body for Taekwondo in the UK. All instructors carry enhanced DBS, insurance and first aid as well as relevant coaching qualifications. We also have extensive knowledge of working with SEN schools and supporting students with emotional and behavioural difficulties having worked with the likes of St Andrews, Ivy House, da Vinci and Stanton Vale Schools. 

  • Location: Derby Arena
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Tiny Talons (3-5yrs) Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:15pm
  • Lil Eagles (6-11yrs) Tuesday 5:15pm-6pm
  • Family class Tuesdays 6pm-7pm and Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Adults Class Thursdays 7pm-8pm
  • Contact: David Sims on 07548 024676

Canoeing

Midland Canoe Club

The club runs kayak sessions at Queen's Leisure Centre through the winter. Starting in October and running up until Easter.

Non members are welcome to come for a 1h taster session, and then up to 3 additional guest sessions of 30min. Space is limited so online bookings from week to week can be made to ensure a place.

Cycling

Cycle Derby

Cycle Derby runs free lessons (Bikeability) for school children in Derby aged 9 to 14 years old. Children can learn the basics of Montain Biking, BMX and Cycle-X. Adults can also learn to ride or improve cycling skills, technique and confidence at a time and location suitable for you.

Derby BMX Club

Derby Mercury

For on and off-road riders of all ages.

Football

Stay On The Ball Coaching Futsal Club

Stay on the Ball Coaching Futsal Club runs weekly sessions for children aged 7 to 12.

All sessions are designed and delivered by head coach Dean Roome a qualified UEFA B licenced football coach and FA licensed Futsal coach.

Futsal is a great way to enhance a players technical ability and encourages players to be creative and exciting on the ball, Futsal has been a huge help in some of the world’s greatest ever players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho.

Walking Football at Derby Arena

Walking football now has over 400 teams in the UK and there is a real buzz about the sport.

The sport is targeted at men who are over 50 and would like to get back into exercise but are unable to play its speedier cousin.

The rules are much the same as football and it is a great way to meet people who all have a passion for the sport.

Walking Football at Springwood Leisure Centre

Walking football now has over 400 teams in the UK and there is a real buzz about the sport.

The sport is targeted at men who are over 50 and would like to get back into exercise but are unable to play its speedier cousin.

The rules are much the same as football and it is a great way to meet people who all have a passion for the sport.

Walking Football at Derby Arena

Walking football now has over 400 teams in the UK and there is a real buzz about the sport.

The sport is targeted at men who are over 50 and would like to get back into exercise but are unable to play its speedier cousin.

The rules are much the same as football and it is a great way to meet people who all have a passion for the sport.

Soccer School

Progressive Sports has teamed up with Moorways Stadium to launch a Soccer School with UEFA and FA qualified coaches who will work on ball skills, passing, shooting, dribbling and game play for those aged 4-13 years. The Soccer School starts on Saturday 19 January 2019 and runs for 6 weeks, you don't have to come to the first session to come to any subsequent sessions.

  • Location: Moorways Stadium
  • Time: 9am - 10am
  • Cost: First session FREE then £3 per session (please book in advance)
  • Contact: derbyshire@progressive-sports.co.uk or call 01332 869415

Life Saving

Derby City Lifesaving Club

Netball 

Netball clubs

Back to Netball

Back to Netball sessions are running across England and provide women aged 16 and over with a gentle re-introduction to the sport. 

Walking Netball at Derby Arena

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game - it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is designed for everyone.

Come and join the game on Derby Arena infield.

  • Location: Derby Arena
  • Day and time: Monday 11am - 12pm
  • Cost: £3.50 a session
  • Contact: to pre-book please call Derby Arena on 01332 640011 or register your details with us at derbyarena@derby.gov.uk

Walking Netball at Springwood Leisure Centre

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game - it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is designed for everyone.

Come and join the game on Derby Arena infield.

  • Location: Springwood Leisure Centre
  • Day and time: Friday 1pm - 2pm
  • Contact: pre-book by calling Springwood Leisure Centre on 01332 640333 or email springwood.sports@derby.gov.uk

Scuba Diving

Derby Branch British Sub-Aqua Club

If you're looking to learn to scuba dive in a safe and friendly environment, Derby British Sub-Aqua Club have enjoyable, structured learning programmes with qualified instructors in small groups or on a one-to-one basis, leading to internationally recognised qualifications.

Go Dive – Scuba Diving

Training is on Thursday evening.

Swimming

Swim Derby swimming lessons

Swim Derby offer swimming lessons for people of all ages and abilities.

City of Derby Swimming Club

City of Derby caters for swimmers up to 18 years old who wish to develop and improve their performance through structured coaching in a competitive yet friendly environment. The club trains on most days, contact the club directly for details.

Derby Phoenix Swimming Club

Derby Phoenix Swimming Club is a competitive organisation, which aims to train young swimmers to attain a high standard of competitive achievement and at the same time enjoy themselves.

Long Eaton Swimming Club

Table Tennis

Derby Table Tennis for Juniors

Junior Table Tennis sessions at Derby Arena are suitable for under 18s of all abilities, at a cost of £2 per player for each session. We provide tables, bats if required, and adult supervision. We aim to offer a mixture of coaching and competition.

The sessions are run under the auspices of the Derby & District Table Tennis Association and Table Tennis England.

  • Location: Derby Arena
  • Day: One Saturday per month (contact the club for exact dates)
  • Contact: Aubrey Henry on 01773 882403 / 07941 838523, or derbyjuniortt@gmail.com.

Tennis

Derby Tennis League

Derby Tennis League make it easy for adults to play friendly, competitive tennis. Visit their webpage for more information.

Triathlon

Derby Triathlon Club

Derby Triathlon Club is one of the oldest and most respected traithlon clubs in the country.

Volleyball

Go Spike Volleyball

Go Spike is your chance to try one of the best sports around - volleyball!

Whether you've never played before and want to give it a go or haven't played since you were at school or on holiday - Go Spike gives you the opportunity to come and try.

Come on your own, or bring your friends and we'll get you involved in a game…

Go Spike is aimed at getting adults (aged 16+) into volleyball. Anyone under the age of 16 who is interested in playing volleyball should get in touch with DARKSTAR Volleyball

  • Location: Derby Arena
  • Day and time: Wednesdays at 7pm- 8.30pm
  • Cost: £5.30 per person
  • Contact: team at Derby Arena on derbyarena@derby.gov.uk

You don't need to book on for these sessions, just turn up and play!

New club enquiries

If you're interested in making a booking for your club, we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch with by completing our Contact form.

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